#FutureofForestry: Sustainable Solutions


When: Friday, March 27, 2015 - 08:30 - 14:00

Where: Ottawa

Canada’s Public Policy Forum, in partnership with the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), convened #FutureofForestry: Sustainable Solutions workshop and discussion. It was our objective to engage leaders across sectors to discuss accountability and transparency, as well as how the Canadian forest products industry leads in environmental credentials. The keynote speaker was Anne Giardini, Chancellor, Simon Fraser University and former Canadian President, Weyerhaeuser.

Our discussions included:

Pierre Bernier, Research Scientist, Forest Productivity and Climate Change, Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Services
Janette Bulkan, Professor, UBC, specializing in indigenous forestry
Ben Cashore, Director, Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative, Yale University
David Lindsay, President and CEO, Forest Products Association of Canada
Glenn Mason, Assistant Deputy Minister Canadian Forestry Service, Natural Resources Canada
André Morriseau, Director, Awards and Communications, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Aran O’Carroll, LLB, Executive Director, Canadian Boreal Forest Agreement – Secretariat
Wynet Smith, Executive Director of Forest Watch Canada

Public were welcome to engage in our event through a real-time broadcast online.

Anne Giardini

From 2008 to June 2014 Anne was the Canadian President of Weyerhaeuser, an international forest products company. Previously, she served for many years as Weyerhaeuser’s Canadian General Counsel.  She is currently serving as the 11th Chancellor of Simon Fraser University.

Anne is a current or past member of several boards including Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., WWF-Canada, Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc., the Forest Products Association of Canada, Council of Forest Industries, the Alberta Forest Products Association, PEN Canada, the Vancouver Writers Festival, the Writers Trust of Canada, and the Board of Governors of Simon Fraser University. 

In 2014, Anne was recognized by WXN as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women, and by Vancouver Magazine as one of its Vancouver Power 50.  In 2013-14, she served on the Government of Canada’s Advisory Council for Promoting Women on Boards. In 2013, she received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and a Lexpert Zenith Award. In 2011, Anne received the Robert V. A. Jones Award recognizing leadership in corporate counsel practice and exceptional contributions to the Corporate Counsel bar or community and was named one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers.

A former columnist for the National Post, Anne is also the author of two novels, both published by HarperCollins. She is completing a third novel and editing a book of writing advice. She has been married for 27 years to Tony Giardini and they are the parents of three young adults.  She holds a BA from SFU (Economics), LLB from UBC, and LLM from Cambridge University (Trinity Hall).  

For further information, please contact:
Laine Johnson, Research Assistant
(613) 238-7858 ext. 247

With thanks to our partner:

Workshop and webcast received financial support from Natural Resources Canada